CIU’s unique online Doctor of Business Administration offers potential for advancement

The new online Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) at Columbia International University’s Cook School of Business is designed to meet the development needs of working business professionals, and is unique in its approach.

Dr. Kevin Jones, the dean of CIU Global, the school’s online college, says the DBA is unique because learners begin applied doctoral project experience (ADPE) alongside the core coursework.

“Students will begin working on their Applied Doctoral Project Experience at the very beginning of their program allowing them to complete their doctoral degree in just 27 months,” Jones said. “Students will also be assigned a mentor (chair), stylist, and methodologist.”

Jones also notes that the degree offers an increased understanding of both academic and practical business management and leadership content.

“It prepares the student for higher level responsibilities within the marketplace, for those seeking advancement, and better management practices for those already in senior management positions.”

Among the other unique benefits of earning a DBA from CIU is learning to practice leadership, management and entrepreneurism from an ethical, personal leadership philosophy based on a biblical worldview.

Other popular online business programs at CIU include Bachelor of Business Administration, Master of Business Administration, Master of Organizational Leadership and Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership.

Details on the DBA and CIU’s other accredited online degrees are at

With record enrollment for five straight years, CIU consistently ranks among the Top Regional Universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report, as well as a Best Value Regional University in the South. Apply now or request information on enrollment by contacting Admissions at (803) 807-5024 or

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